Brian Casey

Brian joined in 1999 and was the website's founding editor in chief. He has 26 years of experience in radiology journalism, previously working for Diagnostic Imaging Scan newsletter and Diagnostic Imaging magazine.

He holds a bachelor's degree in radio-television from the University of Arizona and a master's degree in radio-television from San Francisco State University. His area of focus is in digital x-ray technologies. 

Articles by this author
Photon-counting CT scanner paces Siemens at RSNA 2021
November 28, 2021 -- A new photon-counting CT scanner called Naeotom Alpha is the main attraction at the RSNA 2021 booth of Siemens Healthineers this week. The company is also highlighting new product launches in MRI, conventional CT, software for women's health, and other modalities.  Discuss
VA says veteran died after delayed lung cancer diagnosis
November 23, 2021 -- Poor oversight of resident physicians may have contributed to the death of a patient with lung cancer at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in New Mexico. A VA report on the case said the patient waited twice as long for a follow-up CT scan as should have been the case.  Discuss
Philips launches new MRI scanners on eve of RSNA 2021
November 23, 2021 -- With the start of RSNA 2021 one week away, Philips is launching new 1.5-tesla and 3-tesla MRI scanners, as well as software-based workflow enhancements that are designed to enable radiology facilities to operate more efficiently.  Discuss
Biden taps Califf to once again lead FDA as commissioner
November 12, 2021 -- It's back to the future at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). President Joe Biden on November 12 tapped cardiologist Dr. Robert Califf to lead the agency as commissioner, a role he held from 2016-2017.  Discuss
GE to split up, creating independent GE Healthcare
November 9, 2021 -- Industrial conglomerate GE said on November 9 that it plans to split into three separate companies. The move will result in GE Healthcare becoming an independent company, separate from GE's aviation and energy businesses.  Discuss
Release of final Medicare payment rates raises ire of physician groups
November 2, 2021 -- A number of healthcare groups are protesting final rules on Medicare 2022 payment released late on November 2 by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services. The rules lock in a number of payment cuts for healthcare providers.  Discuss
Canon pulls out of in-person RSNA, ASTRO shows to focus on virtual
October 6, 2021 -- Canon Medical said it will not attend the in-person versions of the upcoming RSNA and American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conferences and instead will focus on exhibiting virtually at these meetings.  Discuss
FDA clears Siemens photon-counting CT scanner
September 30, 2021 -- A photon-counting CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a move the FDA said was the "first major imaging device advancement" in CT in nearly a decade.  Discuss
GE to acquire ultrasound firm BK Medical for $1.5B
September 23, 2021 -- GE Healthcare has signed a deal to acquire specialty ultrasound and surgical visualization developer BK Medical for $1.45 billion. GE said the acquisition will help its $3 billion ultrasound business expand into surgical and therapeutic interventions.  Discuss
Falling MRI scanner kills worker at Utah hospital
September 15, 2021 -- An MRI scanner that was being relocated killed a worker on September 15 when it fell to the ground outside the University of Utah Hospital. Another worker was injured in the incident, which is under investigation.  Discuss